October 3, 2007 Subject:
It must be my fault but I'm unable to see what can be 'interesting'and 'pretty good'in a paper confusing dinosaur ants with bulldog ants and ignoring the most significant contribution to the group (Baroni Urbani, 2005). A third class paper.
September 26, 2007 Subject:
An interesting look intothe lives of tiny buddies.
July 21, 2007 Subject:
May 6, 2007 Subject:
Mixing bulldogs and dinosaurs
The authors cite but ignore Baroni Urbani (2005) and other previous papers dating back to Clarck (1934) separating the ant subfamily Myrmeciinae (bulldog ants) from the subfamily Prionomyrmecinae (dinosaur ants). The paper contains no explanation for this. The explanation, however, is simple: there are seven known synapomorphies characterizing the Myrmeciinae and four characterizing the Prionomyrmeciinae but no one of these characters is visible among the compression fossils described in this paper…